4 Signs Mold Could Be Growing In Your Home
Do you have unexplained symptoms? Mold could be the culprit. These signs can help you identify noticeable or hidden causes of mold. Early detection of mold can save you money and trouble before it becomes a much bigger, more dangerous problem.
1. Mold Symptoms
Mold in your home can cause symptoms such as:
- Sore eyes
- Itchy skin
- Runny or blocked nose
- Sore throat
- Trouble sleeping
Often people do not realize these symptoms are caused by mold in the home. One might shrug it off as a cold. If your symptoms decrease when you leave your home, this could be a sign of a mold problem within your home.
2. Mold Smell
Have you noticed a moldy smell in an area of your home? The worse the smell of mold, the more likely it means mold could be growing near that area. Mold could also lie in your HVAC, air conditioner or heater.
3. Seeing Mold
Sometimes mold is in your face, and you don't realize it. Even a small amount of mold means there is enough moisture for mold to grow. More mold could be lurking in your home.
Condensation may create moisture problems because the water from condensation can build up. Condensation often occurs on cold surfaces, such as windows and metal pipes. If you often see condensation, it could be a sign of a moisture problem, and perhaps a mold problem. Humidity levels above 60% can lead to mold growth. Keeping your home's humidity level between 30% and 60% is generally recommended.
If there is mold in your home, seek out professional assistance to ensure that the root of the problem is discovered and fully removed before you begin the restoration process. If there is a remnant left, it could result in a recurring problem and a greater expense. It is important during the mold removal process that proper testing is done to ensure that all traces have been removed.